Remarks come as US says no ‘regime change’ goal in Russia and Kyiv official says Moscow wants to split Ukraine in two.
- The leader of Ukraine’s separatist Luhansk region says a vote might be held in the territory to become part of Russia.
- Ukraine’s military intelligence head says Russia is trying to split the country in two to create a Moscow-controlled region.
- US President Joe Biden says Russia’s war in Ukraine has been a “strategic failure” for Moscow and that Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”.
- Russian forces capture Ukraine’s Slavutych, where workers from the Chernobyl nuclear plant live, and three people have been killed, the mayor said.